Modern Designs for Classic Quilts Blog Tour

**giveaway is now closed, thanks for entering**

I am so excited to share a wonderful new modern quilting book with you. Not only does it contain beautiful quilts and fun projects for all levels of sewers, but I was lucky enough to be able to draw the technical illustrations for the book! At the end of 2011, I was contacted to see if I would be interested in doing the technical illustrations for a sewing/quilting book. For me this was a dream come true! (Seriously, I love to illustrate and technical illustrations are like mini puzzles, those quilting diagrams are a blast to put together) Luckily, I managed to get the chance to work on the project and am so excited with the outcome.

The book is so well-thought out, it contains great instructions, amazing photos and well-written instructions. It definitely deserves a spot in any quilter's book collection.

For fun, I thought I would share a few of my favorite illustrations from the book:
and my absolute favorite is this one (I am just in love with that pencil and ruler, what can I say, it's awesome!):

I am so honored to have been part of such an amazing project. Not only that but, Kelly and Andie, F+W Media, and the publisher, generously gave me an extra copy of the book to giveaway here on the blog!

Just leave a comment on this post and make sure to have a way for me to contact you by email. Good ol' Random Number Generator will pick the lucky winner out on November 23 (yepp, a Black Friday bonus) Good Luck everyone!

And here is the schedule for the blog tour!

  11/5 -  Andie & Kelly, AndieJohnsonSews & Stitchy Quilt Stuff
  11/6 -  Lindsay of CraftBuds
  11/7 -  Jill of Darling Jill Quilts
  11/8 -  Faith of Fresh Lemons
  11/9 -  Tracy of Generation Q
  11/10 – Angela of Quilting is my Therapy
  11/11 – Shannon of Stitch Craft Create
  11/12 – Laurie of Scarlet Fig
  11/13 – Kaysie of kzjo’s studio {that's me!!}
  11/14 – Jessica of A Little Gray
  11/15 – Mary of The Tulip Patch
  11/16 – Deborah of Whipstitch
  11/17 – Lindsay of  The Cottage Mama
  11/18 – Jenny of Sew Kind of Wonderful
  11/19 – Carla of LollyQuiltz
  11/20 – Thomas of Thomas Knauer Sews
  11/21 – Brenda of Pink Castle Fabrics
  11/22 – Lindsay + Liz Rea of CraftBuds + Inspire Me Grey
  11/23 – Sarah of The Last Piece
  11/24 – Andie, Kelly, and Cara of AndieJohnsonSews, Stitchy Quilt Stuff , and Cara Quilts

53 thoughts on “Modern Designs for Classic Quilts Blog Tour

  1. You have great talent! I have been coveting this book since I first laid eyes on it. It would be a fantastic addition to my library. Probably it will be the one topmost at all times!

  2. Very cool. Did you do all of these in Illustrator? Im a pattern designer and Im still in the kindergarten stages of Illustrator and InDesign, but Ill get there… Cant wait to see this book, it sounds fabulous!

  3. Youre the first technical quilt illustrator Ive met. Thank you for your beautiful work – it makes my quilt piecing much easier to do! Id love to win a copy of this book.

  4. It must have been interesting to work on this book. It looks great — so many beautiful fresh quilts. Very inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win.Debbie R.

  5. what a fabulous concept for a book! Please include my name in the drawing. this would provide a great way to use up the tons of fabrics I have (so I can make room to buy more!).susan.stitch(at) sbcglobal.net

  6. now that ive seen the tech pix, i think theyre the highlight of the the book! the modernization of these patterns is facinating … would love to win a copy of this book. thanx for the chance/

  7. What great information! Im such a visual learner that sometimes its easier for me to understand something by looking at it, rather than reading it, although it does help to have both, hehe. Illustrations are such an important part of a great book. Super job!Thank you, Kelly, Andie and F Media for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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